Eden Gardens Kolkata: History, Stadium Capacity, Pitch Report, Stands, Stats & Trivia

Eden Gardens Kolkata: History 

Situated at the Northern end of the Maidan in Kolkata, the iconic Eden Gardens was named after Emily and Fanny Eden, the sisters of Lord Auckland, Governor-General from 1836-1842. It was also the first few stadiums in India where flood lights and gigantic electronic scoreboard were installed.

Initially called the 'Auckland Circus Gardens' in 1841, it was later renamed to the Eden Gardens which is famously known today. The stadium underwent renovation twice since its inception, once in 1987 and then in 2011 for the ODI World Cup.

Established- 1864

Capacity- 66,000

Floodlights- Yes

End names- High Court End, Pavilion End

Home team- Bengal, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR, in IPL)

Curator- Probir Mukherjee

Eden Gardens Pitch Report

The deck at the Eden Gardens Stadium usually aids the batters. As the boundary size is not too big, batters have an edge to get the big runs. Pacers tend to obtain some bounce, however, spinners play an important role towards the latter phase of the match.

Eden Gardens Stats & Trivia

Rohit Sharma recorded the highest individual ODI score in the history of the sport, 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. In the IPL, Rajat Patidar slammed the highest-ever individual score with 112 (54 balls) for RCB, against LSG in 2022.

Kuldeep Yadav became the third bowler for India to take a hat-trick in an ODI against Australia after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev on 21 September 2017 at this venue. The Eden Gardens has also been in the eye of controversies as occurred in the 1996 World Cup semi-final.  India slumped to 120 for 8 while chasing 252 against Sri Lanka, after a dramatic collapse during which seven wickets fell for 22. The vociferous crowd began hurling bottles on the field and setting fires in the stands.

Despite the small dimensions, RCB recorded the lowest ever total in the IPL at this venue as they were dismissed for 49 runs against the home side KKR on April 23, 2017.

Eden Gardens Stats in T20Is

Total matches 12
Matches won batting first 5
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 155
Average 2nd Inns scores 137
Highest total recorded 201/5 (20 Overs) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest total recorded 70/10 (15.4 Overs) by BAN vs NZ
Highest score chased 162/4 (18.5 Overs) by IND vs WI
Lowest score defended 186/5 (20 Overs) by IND vs WI

Eden Gardens Stadium Stats in TEST

Total matches 42
Matches won batting first 12
Matches won bowling first 10
Average 1st Inns scores 323
Average 2nd Inns scores 314
Average 3rd Inns scores 255
Average 4th Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 657/7 (178 Overs) by IND vs AUS
Lowest total recorded 90/10 (30 Overs) by IND vs WI

Eden Gardens Stats in ODI

Total matches 34
Matches won batting first 20
Matches won bowling first 13
Average 1st Inns scores 243
Average 2nd Inns scores 204
Highest total recorded 404/5 (50 Overs) by IND vs SL
Lowest total recorded 63/10 (39.3 Overs) by IND-W vs ENG-W
Highest score chased 317/3 (48.1 Overs) by IND vs SL
Lowest score defended 195/10 (50 Overs) by IND vs SA

Eden Gardens: Stands

The venue has 10 stands excluding the main ‘Club House’ and several different entrances for the fans to make their presence in the stadium. B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L are the different stands at the Eden Gardens Stadium. In addition to this, the venue has Gates named 1-17 for the entrance to the stands.